< Tier One Tranquility Base

Mary Kate McKenna

Executive Leader and Non-Profit Manager

MY WHY

With over 20 years experience helping founders of emerging non-profits to realize their vision and mission I am honored to lend my skills and expertise to ensure Tier One Tranquility Base has a solid foundation to implement the life-saving programs that will make a difference for Veterans and their families.

But that doesn't tell the whole story, because sometimes, telling the whole story is hard. And scary. You have to be vulnerable at the heart to connect with another human. And lets' face it, that takes strength of character. And isn't that Why we're here? My journey to Tier One includes my own personal trauma and PTSD and reaching out for resources that were difficult to find or didn't exist. Through a series of serendipitous events my family moved to the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada near Yosemite to recover and heal. This enthralling landscape became a respite and by developing deep connections with a Tier One Board Member I found a tribe that understood, that had found tools to help when life felt overwhelming. And I found a mission that needed my skill set and background. Tier One is more than a project, it's more than a contract, it's a personal value and mission. A mission that has changed the course of my personal next "right step". When I found Tier One, I found I was not alone!